Candidate Biography
 

    The Rev. Timothy (Tim) Keith Bruster



    Fort Worth, TX


    Born:
    December 22, 1959

    Spouse:

    Susan, Academic Coordinator, Fort Worth ISD

    Children:

    Sarah Pepper, 25 (husband, Stephen Pepper

    Katie Bruster, 22

    Emily, 19
       
    Education and Honors:
    1981 - B.A. in Religion, Magna Cum Laude, Centenary College of Louisiana
    1985 - M.Div, Cum Laude, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
    1991 - D.Min. in Preaching and Worship, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
    Ministry:
    Texas Annual Conference:
  • 1980-1983 - Church Hill Circuit, Henderson: Student Pastor
  • 1983-1984 - FUMC, Texarkana: Intern Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas: CPE Chaplain Intern
  • 1984-1986 - Bascom UMC, Tyler: Pastor
  • 1991-1993 - Marvin UMC, Tyler: Associate
  • 1993-1996 - FUMC, Houston: Associate, Westchase Campus
    Central Texas Annual Conference:
  • 1996-2003 - FUMC, Georgetown: Senior Pastor
  • 2003-Present - FUMC, Fort Worth: Senior Pastor
  • Membership:
  • Elder in Full Connection, Central Texas Annual Conference
  • Board of Trustees, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Board of Visitors, Southwestern University
  • Executive Board, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
  • Board of Trustees, Texas Methodist Foundation
  • Advisory Board, Centenary College Christian Leadership Institute
  • Board of Directors, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
  • Member, YWCA Racial Equality Council of Fort Worth
  • Member, Rotary Club of Downtown Fort Worth
  • Other:
    Current Service:
  • Leader, Central Texas Conference General and Jurisdictional Conference delegation, 2008
  • Member, Central Texas Annual Conference Council on Finance and Administration
  • Chair, Central Texas Conference Administrative Leadership Team
  • South Central Jurisdiction’s clergy representative on the Central Conference Pension Campaign General Committee
  • General Council on Finance and Administration (newly elected)

    Past Service:
  • President, Georgetown Ministerial Alliance, two terms
  • Board of Directors, Tarrant Area Community of Churches
  • Chair, Tyler District Committee on Ministry
  • Chair, Temple District Committee on Ministry
  • Central Texas Conference Commission on Church Growth and Development
  • President, Central Texas Conference Council on Finance and Administration
  • Chair, Central Texas Conference Committee on the Episcopacy

    Hobbies and Interests:
  • Licensed private pilot
  • Enjoys family outings, camping, reading, travel and music
  • Office:
    First United Methodist Church
    800 W. 5th St.
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
    (817) 339-5060
    Email: tbruster@myfumc.org
    Endorsed by:
    Cenral Texas Annual Conference

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